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The government is called on to stop the implementation of the new curriculum within the next 14 days because it is considered to be in violation of the law.
Ahmad Biky, an attorney from the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH), says the 2013 curriculum is in violation of Article 4 paragraph (1) of Law No. 20/ 2003 about the national education system. This article states that it is a violation of human rights if the 2013 curriculum is only implemented in some schools.
“The curriculum violates the right to education, is discriminative and undemocratic,” he said at the Jakarta LBH office yesterday.
Ahmad continued to say that the new curriculum also violates Article 40 in that law which states that teachers, as educators, have the right to receive guidance for their career according to their qualifications. However, in reality, the government only trained a limited amount of teachers because the implementation of the new curriculum was also limited.
Another violation occurred based on Law No. 15/2005 about teachers and lecturers, especially Article 32 which states that the government is obligated to guide teachers for receiving academic qualifications and competence in managing the subjects for students.
Meanwhile, Article 36 paragraph 2 in Law no. 20/2003 states that a new curriculum that is implemented on all levels of education must be diversified with education units, regional potential and students. Then, the curriculum should be arranged by considering the potential diversity in each region and environment according to Article 36 paragraph 3. Instead, the government has deemed all regions equal for the implementation of this year’s curriculum despite their diverse potential.
Based on the above violations, teacher federations, the LBH, and some figures in education urge the government to cancel the implementation of the new curriculum within 14 days. They also demand the government to revoke Government Regulation No. 32/2013 about the national education standard and a few other regulations related to this including government regulation numbers 54, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, and 71 Year 2013.
New Curriculum in Violation